2014

Datawatch Delivers Visual Data Discovery to NoSQL Cloud DBaaS Technology Integration with Cloudant, an IBM Company, Helps Users Visualize Streaming Data in Applications

CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leading provider of visual data discovery solutions, today announced it will integrate its software with Cloudant's NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to help Web and mobile software developers quickly build data visualizations into their applications.

This announcement follows news of Cloudant's acquisition by IBM, whose portfolio of Big Data and Analytics offerings allows clients to transform business decisions with actionable analytics.

The integration brings visual data discovery to users by providing the ability to query data from Cloudant's cloud-based data store and combine variably structured JSON data (JavaScript Object Notation) with a variety of real-time streams and legacy sources, speeding up the data discovery and analysis process. Visualizations are designed in Datawatch and can be deployed to Web servers for easy integration into Web and mobile applications.

"As enterprises deploy more Web apps that generate increasingly diverse data sets, the ability to manage and explore different types of data stored on cloud infrastructure is becoming an important supporting capability in the market for analytics software," said Michael Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Datawatch. "The work we've done to integrate with Cloudant's NoSQL database service will help customers turn their Web application data from an important business tool and into a vital business asset."

Datawatch developed its custom JSON parser in conjunction with Cloudant engineers to ensure the ability to stream data from Cloudant server clusters for high-performance data visualizations at large scale. The integration allows Datawatch customers to perform live queries on Cloudant data and drill down into operational application data to make faster decisions.

"The API economy and online data marketplaces are arming Web developers with easy and affordable options to draw on more data sets and make applications smarter than ever before, but, as human beings, they still need ways to visually explore the data to derive rapid insight," said Derek Schoettle, chief executive officer of Cloudant. "Integrating with Datawatch has been a valuable experience for us as we look to partner with more analytics solutions as part of IBM where, together, we can help clients tackle big-data-related challenges in virtually every industry."

The Datawatch integration with Cloudant is currently in beta, and will become generally available in a Q2 2014 release. For more information about Datawatch please visit our website at www.datawatch.com or to learn more about Cloudant services please visit the Cloudant blog and follow the company on Twitter @Cloudant. For a free Cloudant account, go to https://cloudant.com/sign-up to get started.

About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides visual data discovery software that optimizes any data–regardless of its variety, volume, or velocity–delivering next generation analytics to reveal valuable insights for improving business. Its unique ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files and EDI streams with real-time streaming data into visually rich analytic applications allows users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. See the Whole Story for yourself by downloading the free trial at www.datawatch.com/trial.

About Cloudant, an IBM Company
Cloudant, an IBM Company, provides the world's first globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for loading, storing, analyzing, and distributing operational application data for developers of large and/or fast-growing web and mobile applications. Delivered as a managed cloud service, Cloudant technology accelerates time-to-market and time-to-innovation because it frees developers from the mechanics of data management so they can focus exclusively on creating great applications. It also offers high availability, elastic scalability, and innovative mobile device synchronization. For more information, visit https://cloudant.com/

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements, including but not limited to those relating to results of operations, contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: risks associated with the continuing weak global economy; risks associated with fluctuations in quarterly operating results due, among other factors, to the size and timing of large customer orders; risks associated with acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of intellectual property from Math Strategies and the acquisition of Panopticon; the volatility of Datawatch's stock price; limitations on the effectiveness of internal controls; rapid technological change; Datawatch's dependence on the introduction of new products and possible delays in those introductions; competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; Datawatch's dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties; risks associated with international sales and operations; risks associated with indirect distribution channels and co-marketing arrangements, many of which were only recently established; the adequacy of Datawatch's sales returns reserve; risks associated with a subscription sales model; Datawatch's dependence on its ability to hire and retain skilled personnel; disruption or failure of Datawatch's technology systems that may result from a natural disaster, cyber-attack or other catastrophic event; and uncertainty and additional costs that may result from evolving regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors.

Datawatch Investor Relations:
investor@datawatch.com
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8323

Datawatch Media Contact:
Sarah Bernardi
Datawatch Corporation
Sarah_Bernardi@datawatch.com
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8387
Twitter: @datawatch

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